Understanding the accommodating intraocular lens
The lens bends (refracts) light rays that enter the eye, helping you to see. But if you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy.Things look blurry, hazy or less colorful with a cataract.This is why the doctors at Hines-Sight have been trained in the latest intraocular surgery techniques involving lens implantation with multifocal, accommodating, and toric lens implants also referred to as premium lens implants. Emerging Lens Implant Technology This intraocular lens technology of modern day ophthalmology has recently made some swift advancements that can dramatically improve a patient's ability to see with lens implants after cataract surgery or even after refractive lens exchange before the development of cataracts.Some of these new intraocular lens implants might even be a better vision correction option than LASIK eye surgery depending on your prescription and age.In the past with LASIK eye surgery our doctors could correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
If your IOL is designed for distance vision, you wear glasses for reading and other close-up activities.
The best-case outcome for a cataract patient receiving those IOLs was good distance vision with little or no need for glasses – if the patient was fortunate enough to have little or no astigmatism.